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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

ToroDB: Supercharging your RDBMS with MongoDB super powers

ToroDB: Supercharging your RDBMS with MongoDB super powers

 21 April 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM @ Ballroom B
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50 minutes conference
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Are you a DBA/devops tired of being asked to also support MongoDB? Wouldn't it be cool if your current RDBMS could support MongoDB... without having a MongoDB server? Would you like to enable your RDBMS to accept true unstructured data with MongoDB's famous API, while still offering ACID-like capabilities? ToroDB is an open source project that turns your RDBMS into a MongoDB-compatible server, supporting the MongoDB query API, MongoDB's replication, and both OLTP and OLAP/DW workloads. ToroDB natively implements the MongoDB protocol and features a document-to-relational mapping algorithm that transforms the JSON documents into relational tables. ToroDB also offers transactions, a native SQL API and automatic data normalization and partitioning based on JSON document's implicit schema. If you want to have a RDBMS and MongoDB on the same system, you can't miss this talk!


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Alvaro Hernandez

CTO, 8Kdata


Álvaro is a 36 year-old IT entrepreneur, based in Madrid, Spain. Founder and CTO at 8Kdata (, a database R&D company, he spends most of his time working on the ToroDB ( project, the first NoSQL-on-SQL database, a MongoDB-compatible database that runs on top of RDBMSs. He is a passionate software developer and open source advocate. Álvaro is a Java software developer, member of, but also a DBA, trainer and frequent lecturer at international conferences.

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